For 2012, much of the buzz surrounding Computex has had to do with Windows 8, tablets, touch-enabled Ultrabooks and tablet/notebook hybrids. However, as one of the so-called “Big Three”, Gigabyte shows that core hardware components such as motherboards still have a part to play in the future of computing.
At this year’s show, Gigabyte announced their lineup of Thunderbolt-enabled motherboards. Although Thunderbolt-enabled motherboards are not entirely new, Gigabyte takes this concept further by offering at least dual Thunderbolt ports on their new offerings. This means their motherboards will be able to support a maximum of up to 12 Thunderbolt-equipeed devices by means of daisy-chainning (each port can support up to six devices).
Elsewhere, Gigabyte also announced their new Ultra Durable 5 technology for their motherboards. We’ve covered their new technology extensively earlier, but in summary, the breakthrough innovation is the use of an all-new single package, single silicon MOSFET design capable of handling up to 60A and providing up to 30% lower operating temperatures. They have also breathed new life into their Super Overclock series of card by introducing the fearsome-looking and simply massive GeForce GTX 680 Super Overclock.
Furthermore, Gigabyte has also announced a slew of new mobile computing systems. Their ultra-light X11 Ultrabook is he lightest 11.6-inch Ultrabook in the world, thanks to a full carbon fiber construction. Apart from that, Gigabyte is also one of the earlier brands in the market with a notebook featuring NVIDIA’s new GeForce GTX 660M mobile GPU.
Over the past few days, Gigabyte has demonstrated that they are a company that puts the needs of consumers above everything else. To that end, they have also told us that, moving ahead, thet are committed to putting their money into R&D and providing the best possible components rather than pursue frivolous marketing campaigns.
For a roundup of the biggest news and latest gadgets from Gigabyte at Computex 2012, check out the articles below.
Highlights of Gigabyte at Computex 2012
FEATURE / 11 Jun 2012 / By Wong Chung Wee
AMD's Trinity APUs for the desktop market won't hit retail till late this year, but almost every major motherboard vendor has FM2 socket based motherboards all lined up and ready to go. Here's a quick roundup of the various Socket FM2 equipped motherboards from Computex.
NEWS / 09 Jun 2012 / By Kenny Yeo
Apart from the usual motherboards, graphics cards and notebooks, Gigabyte also has a showcase of other peripherals such as gaming keyboards and mice and a new wireless HD video kit.
NEWS / 05 Jun 2012 / By Vijay Anand
GeForce GTX 660M equipped notebooks are still scarce and the new Gigabyte P2542 gaming notebook we came across is the first we've personally seen. Find out what's it equipped with and what we thought about it.
More from Computex 2012 as we check out AMD's FM2 socket motherboards for the upcoming AMD desktop AMD Trinity CPUs at a special session held at Taipei 101.
05 Jun 2012 / By Vijay Anand
So you intend to set up a high-end video rendering workstation with massive storage and processing capabilities? Then you got to see what NVIDIA’s Tesla enables over the raw Xeon's compute power on a Gigabyte GA-X79-UP5 workstation board. And yes, you will be able to put these parts together on your own real soon.
Borrowing a page from high-end hyper cars, the Gigabyte X11 is the world's lightest ultrabook thanks to its full carbon fibre chassis.
Spotted at Computex 2012 was Gigabyte's soon to be released GeForce GTX 680 Super Overclock, which sports an outrageous custom cooler with quintuple fans.
FEATURE / 05 Jun 2012 / By Kenny Yeo
More from Computex 2012, as we were invited to Gigabyte's special VIP suite at Taipei 101 to have an intimate look at their latest motherboards.
05 Jun 2012 / By Vijay Anand
We all know Thunderbolt’s speedy, but you won’t realize just how capable it is until you see this demo with one Thunderbolt enabled DAS array processing triple 1080p clips in real-time, while a secondary Thunderbolt array is benchmarking away - all tackled via Gigabyte’s latest Z77 motherboard.
NEWS / 05 Jun 2012 / By Kenny Yeo & Vijay Anand
Gigabyte has just announced three new Thunderbolt-enabled motherboards based on the new Intel Z77 chipset at Computex 2012.
NEWS / 04 Jun 2012 / By Kenny Yeo
We check out the Gigabyte GA-X79S-UP5 WIFI motherboard at Computex 2012 which promises to help professionals build their dream workstations at a fraction of the cost.